Submitting a manuscript to the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) can be done through the journal’s online manuscript management system. Created in 2010, this system facilitates submissions, reviews and decision making process easily and conveniently.
Most processes and procedures in submitting the manuscript online are self explanatory. However, if you are a new author and wish to be guided in ensuring a smooth registration and submission process, please refer to the illustrated guidelines below:
To make your manuscript submission, go to IJAPS manuscript submission homepage. If you are submitting as a first time author, please register as a new user (through “Register here” link shown below).
Fill up all the required fields during the user registration process including names, email, address, user ID and password. Click “Finish” to complete your registration.
Once your account is created, log in to start making your submission.
Click “Author Center”.
You will reach author’s panel. You can now make a new manuscript submission using the link under the “Author Resources”, as illustrated below. Click the link highlighted in red.
Fill up all the required fields to continue proceeding to the next step. You may leave the optional fields blank. Once you are done on each page, click “Save and Continue”.
At step 5 of submission (figure below), all documents should be uploaded accurately and accordingly. These documents may include: Title Page, Main Document, Figures, Tables, etc. Note that figures and tables must be submitted separately from the text. Ensure that the correct File Designation is selected for each uploaded file.
During the review process, all of these documents will merge into one single document for the reviewer’s expedite. Since this is a blind-review journal, ensure that in each of the document uploaded, no details about you (the author) are disclosed. Click “Upload Files” when you are ready. Depending on file sizes, waiting time may vary.
If you need to edit, delete or replace files, you can do it at the next screen (figure below).
Here, you will also notice HTML and PDF buttons underneath. Each of these two buttons need to be clicked (once at a time) to create a corresponding HTML and PDF proofs. You will not be able to proceed to the next step without following this process.
If everything is in order, click “Save and Continue”. We are almost there.
You will view a summary of your submission process. To confirm your submission, click “Submit”.
Congratulations, your manuscript is now submitted!